About

our story

this is who we are

Johnny & The Mongrels is a high powered, New Orleans infused, "Swamp Blues/Funk" collaboration from Fort Collins, Colorado. The project was developed in April of 2015, via the mutual musical admiration of singer songwriter Johnny Ryan & incomparable bassist/singer, songwriter/multi instrumentalist, Jeff Bostic. Notably, Within 6 months of the projects' development, The Mongrels were invited to become part of the new groundbreaking, SpokesBuzz Springboard Program, directed by Dani Grant (Mishawaka Amphitheater). Immediately after accepting that invitation, the band literally "Spring-boarded" into playing highly attended local live shows, organizing an east coast tour and successfully recorded their debut album entitled "You Ain't Ready", that dropped in early 2016.

our vision

this is what we do

Johnny & The Mongrels is a high powered, New Orleans infused, "Swamp Blues & Funk" collaboration from Fort Collins, Colorado. The project was developed in April of 2015, via the mutual musical admiration of singer songwriter Johnny Ryan & incomparable bassist/singer songwriter/multi instrumentalist, Jeff Bostic.

Johnny & The Mongrels is a project that draws upon the sounds of Funk, Soul & Blues and has been described as "New Orleans infused, Swamp Funk & Blues."

Recently having released their EP "You Ain't Ready," Johnny & The Mongrels is described as, "a band with thoughtful songwriting & a seemingly innate sense of blues rhythm & vibe. Fun, upbeat and full of energy, this is one Colorado band bridging the gap between NOLA and The Rockies in fine style," by DAWN DUNCAN - Northern Colorado Scene Magazine.

Johnny & The Mongrels have been awarded numerous accolades including recognition as a top 10 band of 2016's Scene Magazine's Fresh Talent Showcase, as well as an invitation to be a member of The SpokesBuzz Springboard Program in 2015, directed by Dani Grant (Mishawaka Amphitheater).

Having played prominent venues and festivals such as The Aggie Theatre, Hodi's Halfnote, Colorado Brewer's Festival, Ziggie's Live Music, FoCoMX Festival, Old South Gaylord Street Fest, Cheesman Park Art Festival & The Gnarly Barley Brewfest/Larimer County Fair and sharing the stage with artists such as Musketeer Gripweed, Shakedown Street, Samantha Fish & Tab Benoit; Johnny & The Mongrels are tireless in their pursuit of funk & blues nirvana, whether in the studio or on the stage locally as well as nationally.  

Johnny & The Mongrels

111 Sylvan Court,
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone. 970-310-9111
Email. johnnyandthemongrels@gmail.com